My first month in office
I have now been in the role as your Police and Crime Commissioner for just over a month, and so far have found it to be an extremely fast-paced, challenging yet exciting job.
It has been fascinating to learn more about the great work Northamptonshire Police undertake each and every day. No police officer can ever predict what will happen when they go on shift and it has been a privilege to see at first hand the courage and professionalism of our officers.
I have been very clear that I will protect frontline policing in Northamptonshire. Also following the success of National Specials Weekend I have reaffirmed my support to Northamptonshire Police’s Special Constabulary. The strategic use of Special Constables will be an important priority for my term in Office. I want to see a focus on maintaining the number of volunteers policing the county at a ratio of approximately one special constable to two full-time police officers.
I am currently developing my Police and Crime Plan, which will set out my aims and ambitions as Commissioner to make Northamptonshire safer. One of my key priorities is to ensure our children are safe and protected. I would also like to see a greater use of technology to enable more officers to be out on the front line rather than stuck in stations filling out paperwork and to combat issues such as the exploitation of children, domestic violence and online crime.
Most importantly, I want the people of Northamptonshire to have trust and confidence in both the Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Should you wish to contact me regarding any concerns you may have, please email me at Commissioner@northantspcc.pnn.police.uk, or should you wish to report a crime please phone 101 or 999 in an emergency.